My Story & Hope for Counseling

My Story

Jared Bryant.jpg

One of my favorite hymns says it this way - God’s compassion is my story.  The common thread that runs through my life is the grace and kindness of God.  I’m married to an amazing woman (Kaitie), who is my best friend, greatest ally, and Scrabble arch-nemesis.  She is an incredible mom and highly gifted wedding photographer.  We have two young boys (Ethan & Andy), who make us laugh, cry, and realize that we are in way over our heads.  I pursued training as a pastor and counselor at Reformed Seminary in Atlanta, and I have the privilege of serving the Athens community as a Pastoral Counselor at Stonegate Counseling Associates and as an Assistant Pastor at Resurrection Presbyterian Church (PCA). 

My Hope for Counseling

My heart for counseling really began to grow in college, where I struggled with depression and feeling lost in life.  I was able to experience firsthand the help of wise counselors, caring pastors, and good friends.  My greatest hope for counseling is to connect the riches of God's grace and wisdom to the real needs of everyday life.  Through seminary courses, pastoral ministry, counseling training, and personal experience, I've grown to see how God's grace changes us from the inside out, and I want to be a part of helping people experience God's renewing grace in all of life.

Bryant Family.JPG